Temple University Maurice H. Kornberg School of Dentistry, Philadelphia, and Henry Schein Inc, Melville, NY, have announced the creation of the Henry Schein Digital Center of Excellence.

The Kornberg School of Dentistry’s new center, anticipated to open in the next 12 months, will serve as a digital dentistry training hub for students, faculty, and alumni, enhancing dental education and demonstrating how digital technology can lead to improved patient care and outcomes.

“The Henry Schein Digital Center of Excellence at the Maurice H. Kornberg School of Dentistry represents a new private-public collaboration to advance the skills and knowledge of current and future dentists in the new and rapidly emerging era of digital dentistry,” said Kornberg School of Dentistry Dean Amid Ismail. “Starting this fall, the predoctoral and postdoctoral clinics at the dental school will be offered a digital dentistry alternative to traditional restorative care.”

Dean Ismail announced the center during his commencement remarks to the 2015 dental school graduates at Temple on May 15, 2015. At the same ceremony, Henry Schein Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, Stanley M. Bergman, talked about the company’s support for the creation of the center, which will be equipped with the latest innovations in digital technology, including computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing solutions, digital radiography, intraoral cameras, and practice management software solutions from Henry Schein and its supplier partners.

“Nothing is more impressive in our profession than the continuing acceleration of oral health technology,” said Bergman. “Our support for the creation of the Henry Schein Digital Center of Excellence at Temple’s Kornberg School of Dentistry underscores our commitment to be a reliable source of the latest digital dental equipment and technology for students and practitioners. This center will serve the ultimate purpose of helping practitioners operate successful practices and improve patient care.”